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Ayinde: I'm hoping to score more goals this year

Tuesday23 February 2021 | 12:09
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Nigeria international has spoken about his goals and dreams.

Nigeria

managed to defeat

Uzbekistan

1-0 in a friendly match on Saturday.

Halimatu Ayinde

scored Nigeria’s only goal to get a win for her country.

The 25-year-old has now talked about her future goals and dreams.

"Taking part in Turkish Women's Cup has really helped developed my fitness level and improved my playing style,"

Ayinde said in an interview with

Goal

.

"So, I can say that I'm ready for the new season and hoping to achieve greater things with my club and country this year.

"I've received great compliments from many at the club. They were so excited that I scored the goal and also helped the national team get the win. They want me to score more for the club.”

"I think it been a long time we played friendlies and gather like this,”

Eskilstuna midfielder continued.

"It was so important that we are having this tournament on and even more important that we have a new coach and new players to help them improve.

"At first, I wanted the team to win regardless of who scored the goal but I was happy to have found myself in the right position to have scored the goal.

"It's really exciting to score a goal. It meant a lot to me because it has been a long that I scored and I'm hoping to score more goals this year both with the national team and club.

"It meant a lot to me and the whole team because it been a while we competed in a tournament like this. It will really boost the team mentality moving forward.

"The whole team is ready to go give our best and win against Equatorial Guinea. Winning the title will mean a lot to me and the team."

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